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what's up however on i'm abby martin and this is breaking the set shortly after perjuring himself about how the u.s. government is not only spying on every american citizen national intelligence director james clapper appeared before a senate judiciary hearing to blow some more hot air according to transcript clapper called on snowden in his quote accomplices to return the remaining stolen documents pertaining to the n.s.a.'s global spying apparatus yes aside from painting snowden as a criminal clapper also seems to believe that the dozens of journalists who have simply reported on the league documents as his criminal accomplices copper stands on journalist simply doing their jobs sends a chilling message one echoed by the british parliament recently when it accused
guardian journalists of aiding terrorists but quoting journalism with terrorism seems like a trend that's becoming more commonplace among government officials on the plus side it seems like a desperate attempt by the intelligence community to stay ahead of mounting an uproar against the ever more invasive and pervasive surveillance state which means us troublemaking journalists must be doing something right now let's break the set . the. it was a little very hard to take a. look. at her act without her being there.
celebrity peace envoy scarlett johansson just stepped down from her role as the global ambassador for the charity group oxfam the move to resign stems from a conflict of interest involving her other job in the face of the israeli company soda stream. soda stream is a manufacturing base is located in the west bank and palestine territory occupied by the israeli government now given the fact that oxfam opposes illegal israeli settlements johanson sponsorship posed a glaring problem but instead of choosing to stand by a charity group committed to fighting poverty she chose instead to be a symbol of oppression in fact in an open letter explaining her decision to the
criticisms against her as mere noise her media rep added that johanson decided to end her oxfam ambassadorship because quote she in oxfam have a fundamental difference of opinion in regards of the boycott divestment and sanctions movement a fundamental difference of opinion indeed now because you've never heard of the boycott divestment and sanctions movement or b.d.s. it's a nonviolent tactic in support of the rights of palestinians and its exact. what it sounds like a call to honor countless un resolutions to pressure israel until the country complies with international law and stops building settlements and calls to boycott products manufactured in these occupied territories just today a spokesperson for the palestinian b.d.s. national committee said quote scarlett johannson has abandoned her reputation as a progressive celebrity in exchange for the money that accompanies becoming the new face of israeli apartheid johanson will be remembered for having stood on the wrong
side of history cutting truths but this goes far beyond just soda stream the corporation is joined by the likes of starbucks mcdonald's motorola victoria's secret among several others in fact according to human rights group global exchange companies that produce in the settlements enjoys several advantages such as tax incentives relaxed regulations and additional government support however there is a growing support for the b.d.s. movement which includes backing from high profile individuals and celebrities such as stephen hawking roger waters stevie wonder and the red hot chili peppers clearly these are the people who won't sacrifice what's right for a lucrative endorsement deal so while the corporate media treats the backlash against israeli companies like soda stream as a mere p.r. problem what they should be doing is calling it what it is a human rights nightmare.
september eleventh two thousand and one shook america to the core however immediately following this horrific tragedy a second wave of terrorism occurred when weaponized anthrax was sent to multiple congressman and journalists through the u.s. postal service unlike the nine eleven the anthrax attacks. localize terrorism and spread fair to the corner of every american's lives over a decade later the main suspect is dead and the case has been closed but with no evidence ever presented to the american people do we really know the full story mavor it's a journalist and my brother robin martin has tried to piece the scattered parts of the story together in a new documentary called american anthrax he joined me earlier and i first asked him why he made a movie about the attacks more than ten years after them. it's facing over a decade since the anthrax attacks happened and it's kind of us
a part of american history that very few people even remember at all because nine eleven was such a big event that it overshadowed this other. you know quote unquote second wave of terror that happened and i just felt like it had so many important threads in it you know the things that linked it to you know how we were able to pivot from afghanistan to iraq so quickly. you know even illuminates some of the n.s.a. spying apparatus there are so many aspects of the anthrax attacks that connect to other important things that are going on right now and that have already happened the anthrax itself was sent to multiple members of the press and government did the victims that received the anthrax spores have a common thread that you think that they were targeted for. oh yes side from tom brokaw in the new york post which were were two of the letters went the other two letters went to you know tom gasol and attic lady and if you go back in
time to around the time when the anthrax letters were received which was sort of in mid october. that was basically the around the time when they when they were trying to push through the patriot act they were trying to fast track it through congress and patrick leahy and tom daschle were two of the most vocal opponents of the patriot act so it's kind of fascinating that. you know that the government is trying to pin it on the anthrax attacks on this lone nut who decided to for some reason send it to the two most vocal opponents of the patriot act it's very strange . that. as were mentioned before the timeline the way that you lay it out it really just shows these media people and government people just contradicting themselves over and over again it shows how foley complicit the media was in selling the narrative talk about how much does information was purposely in place
to link iraq to anthrax. oh my god i mean i mean well first they tried to link it to al qaeda they tried to allude to the attacks being you know islamic terrorism in the letters were sent out with the letters basically said death to israel death to america all as great and things like that almost like a cartoonish parody of a muslim terrorist. but now the propaganda was used eventually and when i say eventually only you know is only i think late october they actually started to pivot towards iraq by linking the anthrax letters to saddam hussein supposed biological weapons program and if it wasn't for the that you know that false connection between the two colin powell would have been able to get up in front of the u.n. and hold up that bio of anthrax and say you know basically the whole w m d's myth of saddam hussein is based on the false connection between saddam hussein and the
anthrax mailings and reporters like brian ross and richard ohman of the washington post spread this propaganda to the american public and the damage had already been done at that point and they admitted that also in your documentary it clearly shows these people saying that the only reason that they supported the iraq war was because they thought that the anthrax came from saddam i mean this is a very common narrative that's been largely forgotten you also. mention that the bush administration was on separate oh the antidote for anthrax seven days before first letter was sent but robby nine eleven was a very scary climate couldn't it be possible that the administration was preparing for the absolute worst and really just everything at that point. you know that's something i hear a lot from people and unfortunately almost any angle you try to look at it it doesn't hold water because even if they got some kind of intelligence warning suggesting that someone you know some muslim extremist or somebody was going to
send a biological weapon to the u.s. mail. ultimately that doesn't make sense because it was found to have originated from a u.s. bio weapons facility so how could they have gotten intelligence warning that the anthrax was coming from within their own government being sent out and then on top of that you have to also think that these are you know older men you don't just take a heavy duty antibiotic like simply willy nilly because you think there might be a terrorist attack for me first they accuse a man named steven hatfill and chemical and in a court of public opinion with no evidence whatsoever and a pain and a multi-million dollar dollar settlement the subsequent suspect bruce i have been committing suicide allegedly let's take a look at the press conference and once the government deem the case to be closed. to the point. what. percentage for back to the documents because that's the purpose of our press
conference today to provide you the documents and the information pertaining to the documents and even if you want to be the jurors because of the order and implication if you would say that it's going to build haven't started it would be sure and i'm going to go as greenwald says it's been filled with fear ineptitude at best case scenario robbie why do you think that we should have a reason to suspect ivan's as not the anthrax suspect. well. i mean you know tying this back to glenn greenwald i just wanted to say that this you know he's been doing hard hitting reporting long before the this snowden revelations and he sort of pointed out that bruce ivans was basically convicted in the court of public opinion with no criminal charges ever brought to him based on a series of e-mails that he sent privately to his to his friends and colleagues about how he was depressed. because ultimately even the d.n.a. evidence that the f.b.i.
says they have linking ivans to the attacks is invalid on the national academy of sciences basically went over all the evidence that the f.b.i. had and they concluded that the did the flask that the f.b.i. said ivan's had in his home could not be matched to the anthrax sent in the letters but then when you look at this through the the new light of the n.s.a. revelations that have happened over the past year steven hatfill pretty much dodged a bullet by basically being targeted as a scapegoat before this n.s.a. spying grid was so fully integrated bruce ivans did not have the same luck because obviously they found someone who you know maybe would have depression or other you know forms of mental illness and they put so much pressure on him by basically retroactively going back and demonizing his character through all of these private e-mail correspondence the city had as you mentioned documentary trying to get his hospitalized daughter to turn against him bribing his family surveilling them
twenty four seven these are all things that people should check out an american and back probably martin my brother co-host of here it's radio journalist thank you so much for your time coming on. thank you abbi three d. printing is the way of the future or break down this revolutionary technology and how it works next. body has something to show everybody. i'm not the type of person want to sit next to on an airport. i mean there's always in the waters and. that's whether it's a ballet dancer a ballplayer present things that are curious to visitors things i think about. that we're not a. i'm
although three d. printing has been around for decades and was first patented in one thousand eighty six the last few years have seen an incredible growth in the technology from full scale models of fetuses the prosthetic limbs for amputees to a three course meal pretty printing seems to be limited only by humanity's imagination so now that the technology is here to stay does it have the ability to solve the world's most pressing problems and change the game when it comes to manufacturing and the mass consumption of goods to answer those questions and explore three d. printing from both a technical and creative standpoint i was joined earlier by kristen turner u.s. marketing director at school dio i started by asking kristen to briefly outline exactly how three d. printing works. the idea is that an object is being created by a printer like machine and some of them do that by extruding material and other printers do it by using
a laser to essentially blue material together and others do it by dripping or resin and curing that material but all of them will produce a three d. object what materials exist for three d. printing right now. there's a whole bunch of materials and generally each printer uses a different material so you can use your idea of plastics such as e.d.s. or peel leg or nylon we can sculpt offers actually seven different materials and we can offer ceramic so the ceramic will get printed and then it's glazed and fired we can print and wax there's also metal centering and so yes to a large variety of materials another printers can even print in food and are they pretty easy to learn how to render graphically the models that you would use to three. sure so the big barrier to entry right now for three d. printing is the software barrier and so you do need. a pretty
specific three d. file to work on three d. printers and so there's different ways software companies are trying to make their software easier to use. and there's also app integration so scope to use interviewed with twenty three d. creature and it's an i pad app that makes it much easier for someone who's not familiar with design software to actually create something that is three d. printing incredible and with pretty printing this is the mind blowing part of it seems so self-explanatory but really when you look into it and it is pretty shocking really brilliant how you never ways to resources are pretty much amused sweatshop labor i mean it seems so obvious but talk about how many steps of production you're eliminating and resources saving with this technology. right so one of the most appealing than if it's a three d. printing is really how quickly you can do it and how cheaply you can do it and so
one of the difficulties in mass production is actually creating the specific tools of the injection molding tools to make your product because three d. printing is essentially just a material that's actual izing into your design you don't have to create specific equipment to create that generally you can have one person kind of operating the printer depending on the material there is a bit of post handling so soon after you print with a nylon plastic it has to be cleaned off so that you get just it and if you were doing ceramic that would have to go through the glazing and firing process but in general you're not seeing. you know assembly line production and so and the other advantages you can actually print movable parts and so you can sometimes completely eliminate assembly. are you worried at all that the three d. printing technology will be monopolized and consolidated by corporate power. well
we see. a lot of that happening there are definitely some major players in three d. printing and. you know the way the way they're going to operate to their best advantage is to acquire competitors or acquire features that they would like to add . but at the same time there is still an explosion in independent interest and innovators creating things so we were just at c.s. and there were tons independently created desktop three d. printers and we'll see some patents actually expire on some of these technologies and so i think individuals and people that want to create something new they're going to keep doing things outside of you know monopolized commercialization thank you so much for coming on breaking little bit more of a downer for our audience kristen turner marketing director at school. well now
that you've heard what three d. printing is all about from a technical standpoint i want to get another perspective from a three d. printing expert on the more revolutionary big picture aspects of the technology so they discuss how three d. printing is changing industries from transportation to organ transplants i was joined earlier by liza wallach co-founder of honeybee three d. i started by asking her why three d. printing will democratize manufacturing. your ideas three d. offer wrapper prototyping i want my favorite clients a ninety two year old inventor who is inventing an indoor garden and he said that he's been trying to get this done five to seven years and nobody would take him because the volumes were so high with us you can create one at a time test us market and be able to come back with that feedback and make some changes to his design and that's just one example of many many clients that we have how do you think the ability to print your own household goods will affect consumerism. well you know with every new technology it's going to have the pluses
and minuses of the plus is that a lot of people are going to be able to three d. print parts that they normally would have to go to a hardware store or worse not find anywhere because the product is out of production so that is you know something that's very positive on the other and you know i have people that are three d. printing copyrighted material so a lot of companies will say wait hold on a second i don't exactly want you to print that lego that way so there's going to be a lot of interesting things that are going to develop as people will be allowed to three d. print things at home you mentioned copyright if eventually all individuals have access to manufactured objects in their home how will they deal with copyright law . that's a great question i think it's something actually that the industry hasn't really even touched upon and it's going to be the next big story in three d. printing not now but i think in probably within three to five years that's really interesting a lot of lawyers a lot of legal questions and i think it's going to be very interesting because the
way that the copyright law is set up now is that the copyright it's based on how difficult it is for a person to self manufacture that product will not have a correct but if you're able to manufacture at let's say a mercedes cap within three days if you just generate the cad file what does that mean for kalki right amazing i mean there's so many things that are really going to change with this technology let's talk about some of the more revolutionary aspects pretty mind blowing of thirty printing according to scientists the first entire three d. printer deliver is expected this year how far do you see the technology going. well it's a really interesting question there's a company called we're going to go that is exactly trying to tell you that they think that they are going to be able to three organs the stem cells and i definitely think that it's possible we're a little ways from that because of the calculator the functions and the complexity of some of the liver cells however currently they are printing simple cells that
are used for research and development it's going to be a game changer three d. printing is going to allow complexity and low volume which is very different from traditional manufacturing it's going to touch every industry and what about real estate construction a team that you have seen a just build a three d. printer that can create an entire house and just twenty four hours howard how do you see the use of the technology change in architecture and housing yeah that's very interesting that was a company where they use a very large apparatus to poor concrete basically anything that can be melted could be three d. printed frosting chocolate pizza dough you name it so i think that a lot of ways three d. printing is going to. allow for individuals to get things that are mass customize which is kind of an oxymoron and in the housing department we're already seeing three d. printing in three d. scanning three d. scanning is a very important part of three d. printing where agents are able to scan that room and send it to their clients and
real estate agents are finding that really helpful so it just touches on so many things amazing mills talk about transportation i mean similarly to construction how do you think is going to revolutionize transportation because we just saw that electric cars have begun to be three d. printed. well you know there are so many different things right now the challenges of three d. printing is we're pushing the envelope on how many things can be printed what can be printed what i'm looking for to you is three d. printing electronics and conductive material that's going to change the automotive industry but i'll tell you what the automotive industry and the defense industry are one of the biggest purchasers of three d. printing to two point six billion dollar market and automotive and defense have been using this for about thirty years so it's going to continue to transform those industries as well and how about issues like famine and food shortages i mean history of printing realistically have a chance to address these big picture issues. i think directly and indirectly there
is three primary that's being how already is being deployed in africa solar powered and basically it's not allowing people in these villages that don't have access to any other type of manufacturing on a steady basis to three d. print objects that they need so if they can help themselves either from a business standpoint or other that will in turn help their economic standpoint the wonderful thing about three d. printing is that these printers the cost is coming down so much on kickstarter i saw a three d. printer for one hundred dollars this was heard of five years ago. and i was really just to go yeah i also can't help asking about three d. printed guns because the media of course. to focus on this aspect of the technology do you think that it overshadows the incredible benefits that three d. printing can provide well the reason why i'm sort of laughing it because the the thing in the interest in it it's not a funny thing obviously guns are very serious but what happened was is that tension that three d. printing got because of the gun exposure actually helped three printing the number
of google searches went up ten fold with that but the guiding situation is very serious and it has to be three d. we take it very seriously we obviously don't print any weapons of any kind but the truth of the matter is that if you want to make a gun there are other more much more stable ways of doing so other than three d. printing and with every new technology there comes challenges and benefits and that's one of the growing pains that any new technology is going to have to figure out thank you so much elissa wall and co-founder honey bee three d. really appreciate your time thank you. now it's our show you guys thanks for watching join me again tomorrow and i'll break the set all over again until then have a good night. if
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